What To Eat With Meatball Subs: The Best Sides

Last Updated on August 24, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at what to eat with meatball subs. While meatball subs may be perfect just as they are, sometimes you’ll want an accompanying side dish to make the sub lunch more filling. From potato salads to pasta salads, to coleslaw, there’s a huge selection of sides that pair perfectly with meatball subs. But how do you go about making them? What are our top picks? Let’s take a closer look.

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What Is A Meatball Sub?

I would be very surprised if you weren’t familiar with a meatball sub. It’s one of the most popular choices when it comes to sub sandwiches, and it’s not difficult to see why. A meatball sub is usually served on toasted bread. The sub is filled with seasoned meatballs, which have been cooked in a tomato sauce. The sub is then usually topped with melted provolone cheese. It’s sometimes served with fresh herbs such as basil, and even sometimes has veggies added such as sliced onions and bell peppers.

Ingredients in a meatball sub

The ingredients in a meatball sub can vary depending on where you’re purchasing them from, or how you’re looking to make them. The typical ingredients in a meatball sub include:

  • toasted bread
  • seasoned meatballs
  • tomato sauce (marinara)
  • melted provolone cheese
  • fresh herbs
  • veggies (such as onions or bell peppers)

What sauce goes on Subway meatballs

What To Eat With Meatball Subs: The Best Sides

There’s a huge selection of sides you may like to enjoy with meatball subs. Some of our favorites include:

  • potato salad
  • sweet potato fries
  • coleslaw
  • French fries
  • pasta salad
  • Caesar salad
  • kale salad
  • onion rings
  • potato wedges
  • green beans
  • broccoli

1) Potato Salad Recipe

Potato salad is one of the tastiest side dishes to make. It’s relatively easy, creamy, thick and absolutely delicious. This recipe is inspired by one from Inspired Taste. Let’s take a closer look.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2lb of small potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1/2 finely chopped red onion
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • 1 finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1/4 cup of fresh herbs (parsley, chives etc).
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the potatoes

Add some water to a pan and add the potatoes. Season the water with salt. Bring to a boil and leave simmering for around 15-20 minutes, or until for tender. While the potatoes are simmering, add some ice to a bowl of water, and once the potatoes are cooked, place them into the ice bath and peel away the skin gently. Chop the potatoes into small chunks and add to a bowl. Season with salt and vinegar.

Step 2: Prepare the onions

After you’ve chopped your onions, place them into a bowl with cold water. After around 10 minutes, drain the water and leave the onions to one side.

Step 3: Prepare the potato salad

Grab a bowl and add the sour cream, mustard and mayo. Mix well. Add this mixture, the onions, celery, eggs, herbs and pickles to your potato chunks. Mix the ingredients together gently, and season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve.

 

2) Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

I love French fries, but there’s something even better about sweet potato fries, particularly when you make them yourself. This recipe is inspired by one from Gimme Some Oven.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1lb of peeled sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • sea salt (to taste)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Cut your sweet potatoes into French fry strips, keeping them as evenly sized as possible. Once finished cutting, add the fries to cold water for at least 30 minutes. In the meantime, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 425F.

Step 2: Season the fries

Remove the fries from the water and dry with a clean towel. Place the fries into a bowl, along with olive oil. Mix well until the oil is evenly distributed. In another bowl, add the garlic powder, paprika, pepper and cornstarch, and mix well. Pour this mixture evenly over the fries, ensuring they’re all coated.

Step 3: Bake the fries

Spread the fries out onto your prepared baking tray. Place into the center of your preheated oven for around 15 minutes and flip the fries over. Place back into the oven for a further 10-15 minutes, or until they begin to brown. Remove from oven and season with salt, to taste. Serve with your meatball sub.

What veggies are good on a meatball sub

Conclusion

I hope this post has given you an idea of what to eat with meatball subs, and our top picks when it comes to side dishes. Whatever you choose, a meatball sub is the perfect dish to choose for lunch!

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making side dishes to accompany meatball subs? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

FAQs

What Side Dish Goes Well With Meatball Subs?

There are a plethora of side dishes that go well with meatball subs. Some of our favorites include potato salad, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, pasta salad, green beans and broccoli - but the possibilities are endless! 

What Veggies are Good on a Meatball Sub?

Sliced onions and bell peppers work perfectly on a meatball sub - everything tastes better with onions, in my opinion!

What Kind of Cheese Goes on Meatball Subs?

You can have any cheese on your meatball sub, but the most popular choice is Provolone cheese. This is because it melts well, and has quite a mild taste.

What Sauce Goes on Subway Meatball?

The sauce on a meatball sub from Subway is a marinara sauce, which is essentially just a tomato sauce. Marinara is a popular sauce that contains tomatoes, garlic, herbs and onions.

What To Eat With Meatball Subs

What To Eat With Meatball Subs: The Best Sides

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Today, we're going to be looking at what to eat with meatball subs. While meatball subs may be perfect just as they are, sometimes you'll want an accompanying side dish to make the sub lunch more filling. From potato salads to pasta salads, to coleslaw, there's a huge selection of sides that pair perfectly with meatball subs. But how do you go about making them? What are our top picks? Let's take a closer look.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb of small potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • 1/2 finely chopped red onion
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • 1 finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1/4 cup of fresh herbs (parsley, chives etc.)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the potatoes
    Add some water to a pan and add the potatoes. Season the water with salt. Bring to a boil and leave simmering for around 15-20 minutes, or until for tender. While the potatoes are simmering, add some ice to a bowl of water, and once the potatoes are cooked, place them into the ice bath and peel away the skin gently. Chop the potatoes into small chunks and add to a bowl. Season with salt and vinegar.
    2 lb of small potatoes, salt (to taste), 1 tablespoon of apple cider
  • Prepare the onions
    After you've chopped your onions, place them into a bowl with cold water. After around 10 minutes, drain the water and leave the onions to one side.
    1/2 finely chopped red onion
  • Prepare the potato salad
    Grab a bowl and add the sour cream, mustard and mayo. Mix well. Add this mixture, the onions, celery, eggs, herbs and pickles to your potato chunks. Mix the ingredients together gently, and season with salt and pepper, if necessary. Serve.
    1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard, 3 chopped celery stalks, 1 finely chopped dill pickle, 1/4 cup of fresh herbs (parsley, chives etc.), pepper (to taste)
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